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Goldman’s Sachs’s Smith ‘Told It Like It Is,’ House’s Welch Says

March 15, 2012

The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) employee who criticized the company’s culture in a newspaper column is a wise person “who told it like it is,” according to U.S. Representative Peter Welch, a Vermont Democrat.

Greg Smith’s New York Times oped told the story of a Wall Street firm with a proud tradition that “has lost its way,” Welch, a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said today in a Bloomberg Television Interview.

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